Monday, November 24, 2014 |
The longlist for the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award was announced on November 24, 2014. The 142-book longlist features 11 Canadians, including Margaret Atwood. The €100,000 award is the richest literary prize in the world. Administered by Dublin City Public Libraries, books are nominated by libraries from around the world. Canadian libraries that nominated books for 2015 were situated in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Saint John, St. John's, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
The Canadian books on the 2015 longlist are:
Only two Canadians have won the prize since it was first awarded in 1996: Alistair MacLeod in 2001, for his only novel No Great Mischief; and Rawi Hage for De Niro's Game in 2008. The shortlist for the 2015 award will be announced on April 15, 2015 and the winner will be revealed on June 17, 2015.
Explore the Canadian finalists below: